Steve Cassidy (1992) The First Reading Process: Visual or Phonological?
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Psycoloquy 3(13): The First Reading Process: Visual or Phonological?
THE FIRST READING PROCESS: VISUAL OR PHONOLOGICAL?
Reply to Skoyles on Cassidy on Reading
Department of Computer Science
Wellington, New Zealand
Skoyles is proposing a procedure which can make an
attempt at translating letters to sound. Any such procedure must be
learned by the child from examples of print words and their
pronunciation. Such learning requires a degree of knowledge about
print words and letters which the child is unlikely to have without
experience in reading. The relation between phonemic
awareness and reading skill is clear but I'm not sure that the
direction of influence has been decided. I favour the idea that the
two skills feed off each other, as opposed to a straight causal
dyslexia, connectionism, development, error correction,